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  1. #8081
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Brazoria County, SE Texas
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    Light colors have been good in previous winters. Every little patch of oyster shell will have various fish about this size, shape and likely about this color tight to the reef. The predator fish will likely be out at the margins hoping to pick off the strays. Size 2 Gamakatsu SC-15 redfish crack with 3-4 turns of silver eyelash yarn between the estaz and EP. Eyelash yarn under the EP tones down the flash. Sometimes, too much flash can seem to repel predators, especially in winter clear water.
    Wherever you go, there you are.

  2. #8082

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    Another couple of dungeons. Finally starting to get the hang of the deer hair.

    I think I clipped this guy a little too short and the proportion of the hackle bodies is a little backwards but it'll fish.

    This one turned out a little better, but I need to get the collar larger:

  3. #8083

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    Tied a few wooly mugglers tonight. I like the brown and yellow one the best.

  4. #8084

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    The "scud muffin"... For those trout with a fancy appetite.


  5. #8085
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Manning, S. C. (formerly MD)

    Default Re: What have you been tying today?

    Simple bucktail teasers for use with jigs or as flies. 4/0 Eagle Claw 254 hooks.

    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

  6. #8086
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Central Kentucky

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    Tying these little 2 1/2" Streamers.

    "There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm."-Patrick f. McManus

  7. #8087

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    Tied a couple of zoo cougars. This was the one that turned out the best:

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    I've been working on a Christmas present for my niece's husband. They're in the process of moving from South Dakota to Vermont. I've been tying him some generic soft hackle nymphs in size 12 and 14. Just finished the size 12's and took some pictures. These are all tied on size 12 Orvis Big Eye dry fly hooks. 7/64's bead head, Thorax is peacock herl wrapped around the excess ribbing wire. Soft hackle is starling. The body material varies, if I get the flies in order, parrot , white tipped turkey feather dyed fluorescent green, chicken wing feathers, pheasant tail.





    "All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

  9. #8089
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Norwich, CT
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    Jay Silver

    Tag: None
    Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
    Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel (if desired)
    Body: Silver tinsel
    Hackle: Ginger
    Wing: European blue jay

    Jay Yellow

    Tag: None
    Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
    Ribbing: None
    Body: Yellow floss
    Hackle: Yellow
    Wing; European blue jay

    Jay Blue

    Tag: None
    Tail: Light blue hackle fibers
    Ribbing: Gold tinsel
    Body: Light blue floss
    Hackle: Light blue
    Wing: European blue jay

    Blue Jay

    Tip: Gold tinsel
    Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
    Ribbing: Gold tinsel
    Body: Orange floss
    Hackle: Orange
    Wing: European blue jay
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.


  10. #8090

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    Good idea for a post, thank you!

    Since I lost my fanny pack the other day (along with 2 large boxes of flies, my licenses, hemostats, tippet, etc.), I am trying to fill a new one. I think that someone out there in Southwestern New Mexico is a very happy camper having found and not returned my stuff!) Anyhow, that explains the eclectic nature of my tying over the past several days. Let's hope you can't zoom in on any of these pictures, but I'll mention several things that may be of interest to you.

    I just found a couple of patterns that I like for a number of reasons. (simplicity and ease of tying are two qualities that I appreciate) These are new ties, which may explain their rather poor quality. However, the fish don't seem to mind...

    Some of you may have read the responses to my post on "invisible flies." Well, several of these attempts are aimed at some of your responses. I tried tying a very small scud pattern, which leaves lots to be desired, I'm sure. But, I liked the thought that it may be a good alternative when fish are taking small stuff on or under the water. Also, tried another very small Adams -- difficult for me at this point because I'm working on getting my cataracts fixed.

    Black flies seem to work for me at special times, so I tied a black stimulator and another small nymph which has worked for me in the past. This "black pheasant tail hotspot" is also pictured. The other fly which I liked is the "easy foam hopper pattern." Check out youtube for any of these easy recipes.

    Good luck with your tying, and Happy Fly Fishing! Tom
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